Isolation and genetic characterization of naturally NS-truncated H3N8 equine influenza virus in South Korea.

@article{Na2014IsolationAG,
  title={Isolation and genetic characterization of naturally NS-truncated H3N8 equine influenza virus in South Korea.},
  author={Woonsung Na and Bokyu Kang and H-I Kim and Minki Hong and S. J. Park and H-Y Jeoung and D J An and Hyoungjoon Moon and J H Kim and Dae-sub Song},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2014},
  volume={142 4},
  pages={759-66}
}
Equine influenza virus (EIV) causes a highly contagious respiratory disease in equids, with confirmed outbreaks in Europe, America, North Africa, and Asia. Although China, Mongolia, and Japan have reported equine influenza outbreaks, Korea has not. Since 2011, we have conducted a routine surveillance programme to detect EIV at domestic stud farms, and isolated H3N8 EIV from horses showing respiratory disease symptoms. Here, we characterized the genetic and biological properties of this novel… CONTINUE READING